Lavillas “Bibbles” Watson, age 89, died on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. She was born on January 17, 1929 in Dickens County, Texas to Howard and Opal Mae Alexander. Left behind to cherish her memory are husband of seventy years Joe Watson; sons Bobby Joe Watson of Grand Prairie, and Jackie Lee Watson and wife Sharron of Rusk; grandchildren Shelly Watson of Jacksonville and Kelley Sizemore and husband Richard of Rusk; great grandchildren Austin and Adam Sizemore of Rusk, and Angelica Hernandez of Jacksonville; brother Delbert Alexander and wife Bonnie of Fort Worth; and many great nieces and nephews and other extended family. The family will receive friends on Monday March 26, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 North MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75061. A graveside service will be held on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens 1413 E. Irving Blvd, Irving, TX 75061. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to a charity of your choice.
Bobby C. Northcutt, age 82, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. He was born in Navarro County, Texas to Thomas Nathaniel and Margaret Juanita (Rasco) Northcutt on September 6, 1935. Bobby moved to Irving in 1942, and worked as a Property Manager for TXU electric, retiring after 37 years. He was a US Army Veteran serving as an Army Specialist. 4th Class stationed in Chinon France and served as Combat Pipeline Engineer from 1958 to 1960. In addition, he was active in the Army Reserves from 1960 through 1964 and earned his expert weapons qualification medal while in the army. He was a life-long member of First Baptist Church of Irving where he served as a Deacon; and was also a member of the National Pigeon Association. He is preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory are wife of 61 years, Martha Northcutt; daughter Lisa Farris and spouse Royal; son Ralph Northcutt and spouse Tanis; daughter Lana Carter and spouse David; daughter Tina Bachinskas and spouse Jim; grandchildren Brooke Bergman and spouse Jonas, Nick Farris and spouse Callan, Haley Northcutt, Drew Northcutt and spouse Jessica, Justin Kelley and spouse Jordan, Jake Kelley and spouse Mandi, Kiley Kelley, Victor Northcutt and Preston Northcutt along with numerous great grandchildren and other loving extended family and friends. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service to be held at 11:00 AM Friday, March 23, 2018 at First Baptist Church 403 South Main, Irving, Texas. Interment with Military Honors to be held at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM. Memorial donations may be made to the Mended Little Hearts at https://mendedhearts.org/ .
Clifford Ray Okle of Irving passed away March 18, 2018. He was born on August 28, 1939 in Borger, Texas to Marion Clifford Okle and Flora Pauline (Myers) Okle. Clifford was a 1957 graduate of Philips High School, from Frank Phillips Junior College in 1949 and in 1961 graduated from Sparton School of Aeronautics before becoming an Aircraft Mechanic for Southwest Airlines. He was a member of Oakview Baptist Church in Irving. Clifford enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time. He will be remembered as a loving father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to many. He is preceded in death by his parents and first wife Jo Ann Okle. Left behind to cherish his memory are wife Betty Okle of Irving; son Dennis Bryan Okle and wife Debbie of Irving; granddaughters Niki Okle; and Lindsay Buddin and husband Jarrod; a great-granddaughter; brother Ralph Okle and wife Jean of Bartlesville, Oklahoma and a host of extended family and friends. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday March 21, 2018 at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens in Irving. Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army at www.salvationarmyusa.org or Irving Cares at www.Irvingcares.org.
Janet Keglovits Walker, of Irving, passed away peacefully on Saturday March 17, 2018 surrounded by her family after a courageous and inspiring fight with Leukemia. She was born on August 23, 1959 in Dallas, Texas to Michael and Ruth (Bomar) Keglovits. Janet was an award-winning Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, and was a mentor and best friend to many women over the past thirty-one years helping each reach successful careers and enriching their own lives. She is preceded in death by her mother Ruth in 2004, father ‘Dr. K’ in 2011 and her infant brother Phillip Edward Keglovits in 1960. Left behind to cherish her memory are her husband Stephen Walker; son Kegan Walker; sisters Ann Bell and husband Ron of Irving, Mary Keglovits of Carrollton; brother David Keglovits and wife Monica of Irving; sister Kathy Toman and husband Loren of Euless; nieces and nephews John Bell, Amy Bell, Jason Keglovits, Christine Lyman, Sheridan Keglovits, Kathleen McElyea, Michael Keglovits, Adam Toman, Jared Toman; great nieces and nephews Dylan Keglovits, Grayson Keglovits, Ethan Keglovits, Rosemary Keglovits, Sheridan Keglovits II, Collin Keglovits, Julian Lyman, Jackson Lyman, Maddox Lyman, Micah Lyman, Westley McElyea, Luke McElyea and Cheyenne Keglovits; and a host of other family and friends who loved her dearly. The family will receive friends at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, Friday, March 23rd from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a time to share Reflections and Remembrances of Janet at 7:30 pm; a Memorial Service will occur 11:00 am on Saturday, March 24th at Woodhaven Presbyterian Church located at 3650 North O’Connor Road in Irving with the Rev. Dr. Alan Baroody officiating. The family requests memorials to either the Mary Kay Foundation (www.marykayfoundation.org) or to Woodhaven Presbyterian Church.
Sheila Elizabeth Foster was born to George Foster and Henrietta (Meadlin) Foster on May 7, 1954 in Mulberry, AR. She passed away on March 14, 2018 at her home after a two-year battle with cancer. She was raised in Irving, TX and attended Barton Elementary, Crockett Junior High, and Nimitz High Schools. After graduation, Sheila attended business school and landed her first job as a key-punch operator with American Cyanamid in Dallas, TX. She then became a Customer Service Representative and worked there for 21 years. Sheila began working as an Administrative Assistant in the Auxiliary Enterprises department at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She eventually became an Administrative Coordinator until her early retirement due to her illness after 21 years. Sheila was a member of Oak View Baptist Church in Irving, TX for over 50 years. She always loved music and singing and had a beautiful voice. While in high school she was a member of The New Hope Singers of Texas where she travelled and sang. Since 2008, Sheila was a member of Texas Harmony Chorus, an acapella chorus who was like her second family. She was a Lead and member of the front row where she twice earned Belle of Harmony (2009 and 2015), Wall of Fame recipient, and Sweet Adelines Extraordinaire. She held positions as Team Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, Events Coordinator, Communication Coordinator, Lead Section Leader, Tape Evaluator, DarT Member, and Show Chairman. Sheila is preceded in death by her father, George Foster, and grandparents, Charlie (Bud) and Virgie Meadlin. She is survived by her mother, Henrietta Foster of Irving, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Tom and Sheria Foster Oswalt of Flower Mound, TX; and nieces, Jillian Elizabeth Oswalt of Dallas, TX and Annelise Kathryn Oswalt of Flower Mound, TX. She leaves behind her beloved dogs, Desi and Chica, and a number of friends. A funeral service will be held at 3:00pm, Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving, with visitation following the service. A graveside service will take place at Oaklawn Cemetery, in Cooper, Texas on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:00am. The family requests memorial donations to Oak View Baptist Church at http://ovbc.net/ or to the Dallas Fort Worth Humane Society at http://www.dfwhumane.com/ .